umbilicus


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um·bil·i·cus

 (ŭm-bĭl′ĭ-kəs, ŭm′bə-lī′kəs)
n. pl. um·bil·i·ci (-sī′)
1. See navel.
2. Biology A small opening or depression similar to a navel, as the hollow at the base of the shell of some gastropod mollusks, one of the openings in the shaft of a feather, or the hilum of a seed.

[Latin umbilīcus; see nobh- in Indo-European roots.]

umbilicus

(ʌmˈbɪlɪkəs; ˌʌmbɪˈlaɪkəs)
n, pl -bilici (-ˈbɪlɪˌsaɪ; -bɪˈlaɪsaɪ)
1. (Biology) biology a hollow or navel-like structure, such as the cavity at the base of a gastropod shell
2. (Anatomy) anatomy a technical name for the navel
[C18: from Latin: navel, centre; compare Latin umbō shield boss, Greek omphalos navel]
umbiliform adj

um•bil•i•cus

(ʌmˈbɪl ɪ kəs, ˌʌm bəˈlaɪ kəs)

n., pl. -bil•i•ci (-ˈbɪl əˌsaɪ, -bəˈlaɪ saɪ)
2. a navellike formation, as the hilum of a seed.
[1605–15; < Latin umbilīcus navel]
navel, umbilicus, belly button, omphalodium - The navel is also the umbilicus, belly button, or omphalodium; navel and umbilicus share the same Indo-European root.
See also related terms for navel.

umbilicus

(or navel) An abdominal scar left by removal of the umbilical cord after birth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.umbilicus - a scar where the umbilical cord was attachedumbilicus - a scar where the umbilical cord was attached; "you were not supposed to show your navel on television"; "they argued whether or not Adam had a navel"; "she had a tattoo just above her bellybutton"
abdomen, belly, stomach, venter - the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
Translations

umbilicus

[ˌʌmbɪˈlaɪkəs] N (umbilici (pl)) [ˌʌmbəˈlaɪsaɪ]ombligo m

umbilicus

nNabel m

um·bil·i·cus

n. ombligo, depresión en el centro del abdomen que marca el punto de inserción del cordón umbilical.

umbilicus

n (pl -ci) ombligo
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Upon careful examination, the foal's umbilicus should be dipped into an iodine solution.
At twenty-four weeks from last menstrual period, her uterus is two finger-breadths above the umbilicus.
Moreover, anatomic landmarks that the young medical student learns in his or her first anatomy classes are modified because of the size of panniculus and the migration of the umbilicus relative to the bifurcation of the aorta.
A lower abdominal midline incision, dividing the rectus muscles and laterally splitting the muscles and fascia, was made 6 cm away from the umbilicus not to interfere with the subsequent attachment of a collecting device.
She needed a life-saving nine-hour operation to remove her right colon, spleen, appendix, gall bladder, umbilicus, ovaries and Fallopian tubes.
During pregnancy, the two rectus abdominis muscle bellies elongate and curve round the abdominal wall as it expands (Boissonnault and Blaschak 1988, Gilleard and Brown 1996) causing midline separation along the linea alba and protrusion of the umbilicus (Boissonnault and Blaschak 1988, Mota et al 2013).
The private Mediclinic City Hospital in Dubai Healthcare City said unlike conventional open surgeries, it has now acquired the expertise to do laparoscopy-assisted appendectomies with a single incision in the umbilicus.
Hernias occur commonly in the groin area or in the upper part of the abdomen, around or through the umbilicus.
In the control group the cord was clamped 2 to 3 cm from the umbilicus and was not milked.